COMSOL Day: AC/DC Simulations
See what is possible with multiphysics simulation
Electromagnetic analysis is essential for predicting the performance of power electronics components, transformers, and electric motors. It helps engineers to develop and implement innovative ideas and find optimal configurations. By introducing electromagnetics modeling and simulation early in the design process, the cost of testing can be reduced and the behavior of devices can be understood, even in operational conditions that can only be represented virtually.
To accurately represent real-world scenarios, models may need to take into account the effects of temperature variations, mechanical stress, noise, or convective cooling — in other words, they must be multiphysics models. In electromagnetics applications, for example, multiphysics modeling capabilities are essential for finding and preventing hotspots in components, predicting the noise radiated by a transformer, or understanding if a fluid will provide sufficient cooling.
This COMSOL Day will demonstrate how electromagnetic analysis and multiphysics modeling and simulation can be used for a wide range of capacitive, inductive, and resistive devices.
To start, we will briefly discuss the format of the day and go over the logistics for using GoToWebinar.
The demand for and development of electric motors has increased exponentially, with hybrid and electric cars expected to make up a major portion of new car sales in the near future. Designing electric motors and drivetrains that maximize efficiency is crucial for increasing range and reducing battery capacity requirements. Modeling and simulation are integral parts of the R&D process for maximizing this efficiency, and COMSOL Multiphysics® and its AC/DC Module and Battery Design Module add-ons have become important tools for many R&D departments in the industry.
Electric traction motors also need to deliver high torque over a wide speed range while staying within temperature limits and allowing for efficient manufacturing. The most common types, synchronous permanent magnet and asynchronous motors — as well as more recently researched alternatives such as synchronous reluctance or axial flux motors — can be modeled and optimized in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The software's capability to effectively capture multiphysics effects and apply powerful optimization techniques has empowered designers to improve efficiency and decrease costs.
We welcome you to this session, where we will discuss these subjects and demonstrate how COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used in the research and development of electric motors and drivetrains.
Tech Lunches are informal sessions where you can interact with COMSOL staff and other attendees. You will be able to discuss any modeling-related topic that you like and have the opportunity to ask COMSOL technology product managers and applications engineers your questions. Join us!